"Fat letters" in schools are beneficial in fight against obesity

08/19/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com · U.S. News & World Report

Body mass index screening programs in public schools have sparked controversy because sending so-called "fat letters" to parents could raise risks of bullying and eating disorders, but a perspective piece in the journal Pediatrics revealed that such interventions can be beneficial in combating childhood obesity. School BMI screenings in Arkansas resulted to more children joining exercise programs and greater improvements in dietary patterns.

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